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April 2, 2019 • Page 2 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com American Red Cross Offers Flood Safety Information • Know the difference between a watch and warning. A watch means that a flood or flash flood is possible in your area, while a warning means that flooding/flash flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in your area. • Listen to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates. • Be prepared to evacuate quickly if directed and know your routes and destinations. If someone needs to find a shelter they can visit redcross.org/shelter. • Check emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply. Keep it nearby. During a Flood • Move immediately to higher ground or stay on high ground. Evacuate if directed. Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Indoor Safety • Turn off the power and water mains if instructed to do so by local authorities. • Boil tap water until supplies have been declared safe. • Avoid contact with floodwater. It may be contaminated with sewage. • Continue listening to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates. • Don’t use gas or electrical appliances that have been flooded until after they have been checked for safety. • Dispose of any food that has come into contact with flood water. Outdoor Safety • Avoid already flooded areas and areas that are subject to sudden flooding such as dips and low spots. Stay away from rivers, streams, creeks and storm drains. • The National Weather Service reports that nearly half of all flood fatalities are vehicle related. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams or water covered roads. • If caught in a flash flood, try to get to higher ground and stay there. 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Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions. • More information, including a flood safety checklist in several languages, is available here. DOWNLOAD APPS People can download the Red Cross Emergency App for instant access to weather alerts for their area and where loved ones live. Expert medical guidance and a hospital locator are included in the First Aid App in case travelers encounter any mishaps. Both apps are available to download for free in app stores or at redcross.org/apps. These apps are also available in Spanish. Search for “American Red Cross” in your mobile app store or go to redcross.org/apps. In the app, go to “settings” and “change your apps language” to switch your language to Spanish. About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossDakotas. M. Bridget Mayer has been appointed by Gov. 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She has also led the Statewide Drug Prosecution Unit, and served in the Appellate Division and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. As part of her assignments, Mayer has been a long-time instructor at the law enforcement training academy in Pierre. Mayer is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota and is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of South Dakota, U.S. Federal District Court, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She formerly served as a State Bar Commissioner for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Aside from her law practice, Mayer has volunteered with Junior Achievement for five years. She has also enjoyed coaching a girls middle school travelling basketball team. Mayer lives in Pierre with her husband, Bob, and three children: JR, Jake, and Jordan Teresa. The Sixth Judicial Circuit Court is served by four circuit judges and one magistrate and covers fourteen counties. 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Anyone who plans to stay in a Red Cross shelter should bring prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, other comfort items and important documents. Don’t forget to bring any special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, or for family members who have unique needs. FLOOD SAFETY The Red Cross urges people who may be impacted to follow these safety steps. Get Ready for Flooding • Pack your emergency kit. Include a gallon of water per person, per day – 3 days for evacuation, 2-week supply for home. Also pack a 3-day supply of non-perishable food, a flashlight, battery or hand crank radio, extra batteries, first aid kit, medications, sanitation and personal hygiene items, cell phone with charger, family and emergency contact information, extra cash, a map of the area and items for babies, anyone with special needs and your pets. • Make sure everyone in your household knows what to do if a flood watch or warning is issued. • Get access to NOAA radio broadcasts. • Keep insurance policies, valuables and other important documents in a safe deposit box or a safe place not likely to be damaged in a flood. Take pictures and keep copies of important documents and files on a flash drive that you can carry with you. • Don’t forget your pets. Prepare a pet emergency kit for your companion animals. Right Before a Flood
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